A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluates employees who have violated DOT drug and alcohol regulations and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. The SAP determines if the employee demonstrates successful compliance with the recommended education and treatment. Employees who perform safety-sensitive duties under the US Department of Transportation (DOT) must have an evaluation by a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
A SAP evaluation is a 2-part process which involves the Initial Evaluation and the Follow-Up Evaluation. You are required to meet with Dr. Johnson for both evaluations. Dr. Johnson’s SAP evaluation fee is $425 payable via cash, money order, or Venmo for the full fee before the return-to-duty SAP process can start. This fee is not billable through your health insurance. Once the evaluation starts, all fees are nonrefundable.
If it is not your employer’s policy to pay for SAP evaluation services, you are financially responsible. My initial evaluation will include a referral for treatment and education. The cost of the SAP evaluation is separate from the cost of treatment and education. All expenses that arise from treatment and education will be your financial responsibility, if not covered by your employer.
Dr. Johnson will meet with you initially to determine what actions you need to take to mitigate your DOT rule violation. Do not designate Dr. Johnson as your SAP until you have met with her to schedule an appointment for the evaluation and paid the SAP evaluation fee.
Dr. Johnson’s Qualifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)-Georgia
Certified Employee Assistant Professional (CEAP)-EAPA
Original SAP Training Completion Date: 08/25/2022
Qualifying SAP Exam Completion Date: 09/02/2022
Employees-US Department of Transportation visit: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/employee
Employers-US Department of Transportation visit: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/employer#Overview_Info
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse visit: https://www.clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov
Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance visit: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc